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Best coq au vin in Manhattan

JC2 Oct 26, 2011 07:40 AM

I would prefer something cozy and romantic. Price not terribly important, i already have a reservation at DB Moderne, but would prefer something more charming.

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    ForestHillsFresser Dec 21, 2011 03:36 AM

    I'm a huge fan of the coq au vin at Les Halles. Not sure it fits the "cozy & romantic" bill but I've never had a richer more savory base.

    Les Halles
    411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

    1. roxlet Oct 27, 2011 10:53 AM

      La Ripaille?

      La Ripaille
      605 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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        foodiePS Oct 27, 2011 08:57 AM

        Tout Va Bien, Chez Napoleon, Pergola, Des Artistes.

        Tout Va Bien
        311 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

        Chez Napoleon
        365 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

        Pergola Des Artistes
        252 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

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          mahler5 Oct 26, 2011 06:56 PM

          Le gigot.

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            JC2 Oct 27, 2011 08:51 AM

            I thought of Le Gigot, but i checked their menu - no coq au vin

            Le Gigot
            18 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

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              Wilfrid Oct 27, 2011 10:40 AM

              Often available as a special and it's good. Nice atmosphere too.

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                JC2 Oct 27, 2011 12:13 PM

                Based on this, i called them. They are so nice. They are serving it tonight, but offered to save an order for me for Saturday night. Thank you.

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                  mahler5 Dec 20, 2011 07:16 PM

                  How was it?

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            gutsofsteel Oct 26, 2011 06:09 PM

            La Mangeoire is just what you are looking for.

            La Mangeoire
            1008 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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              RCC Oct 26, 2011 06:32 PM

              Not cozy nor romantic ... unless you're 60+, imho.

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                gutsofsteel Oct 26, 2011 06:36 PM

                I completely disagree.

            2. sgordon Oct 26, 2011 08:18 AM

              L'Absinthe has a Coq Au Vin, probably a bit more romantic than DBBM. Also Le Veau d'Or, as classic old-school French a place as you'll find, if that's the kind "romantic" you're looking for.

              If you're willing to drop the "au vin" part, the chicken-for-two at Marc Forgione is a thing of beauty, and what's more romantic than sharing a chicken? The ambience cozy / dark but neighborhoody. Depends on your definition of "romantic" if it fits the bill, I guess.

              DB Bistro Moderne
              55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

              Le Veau d'Or
              129 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

              Marc Forgione
              134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

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              1. re: sgordon
                City Kid Oct 26, 2011 09:02 AM

                Have you been to Le Veau d'Or recently? I've heard it's a shabby shadow of its former self.

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                  sgordon Oct 27, 2011 10:08 AM

                  No. I just know it still exists.

                  Most haute French places are shabby shadows of their former selves, though... that's part of their charm, sometimes.

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                    Wilfrid Oct 27, 2011 10:39 AM

                    No, Le Veau d'Or is not charmingly shabby. I respect the owner for soldiering on - he's in his late eighties - but the food is not good, and you can't rely on the kitchen actually having everything that's on the menu.

                    Le Veau d'Or
                    129 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

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                    City Kid Dec 20, 2011 12:12 PM

                    A case where I am happy to eat my words...went for to Le Veau d'Or for lunch and enjoyed it immensely. Like being transported to a bistro in Paris...charmant!

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                      bronwen Dec 20, 2011 12:49 PM

                      Well, le Veau d'Or is slightly shabby but it has atmosphere and charm and its total lack of pretention makes for a very relaxing experience. I recommend it!

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                        City Kid Dec 20, 2011 02:12 PM

                        Yes, no introduction from our non-actor waiter!

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                          hazelhurst Dec 20, 2011 02:23 PM

                          Sounding more and more like a slice of heaven in the cave.

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